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Looking for something to do this summer in Durango?



  • Party & Event Help
  • Promotion & Community Outreach:  Spread the Word!  Tell Your Friends about Us!
  • Host a small gathering for coffee or cocktails and we will come talk about Durango PlayFest!
  • Ushering
  • Set up/Clean up
  • Assistant Stage Management
  • Be a Reader

If you would like to become an event volunteer or if you have other skills you would like to share with Durango PlayFest, call Mandy Mikulencak at: 970-903-6537  or email:


We welcome individuals who are passionate about theatre and want to help bring new plays to Durango. Play your part in giving our community a voice in American Theatre as you boost your resume and interact with well-known, professional actors, playwrights and directors in an emerging, professional non-profit. Join our enthusiastic team this summer!

Durango PlayFest is committed to connecting with Fort Lewis College and creating opportunities for its students. Students are exposed to real-world challenges and develop problem-solving and management skills. They can participate in important areas of Arts Festival Planning and Management, such as Marketing, Event Planning, Box Office, Social Media, Graphic Arts, Stage Management and more.  For more information and an application, please email us at with “Internship” in the subject line.


VonTressa Woody

Hospitality and Business Intern (2022, 2023)

VonTressa has proven invaluable to the PlayFest team behind the scenes assisting with all aspects of event planning and hospitality. She is a Business Administration Major at Fort Lewis College with a concentration in management, with minors in tourism/hospitality and entrepreneurship/small business. She juggles jobs at Enterprise and Applebee’s in addition to her PlayFest work. VonTressa says she is interested in leadership roles where she can make a difference.

Madysen Hunter

Stage Manager (2022, 2023)

Mady graduated from Fort Lewis College with a bachelor’s degree in technical theatre. She was the stage manager for “The Agency” at the 2022 Durango PlayFest and will stage manage “237 Virginia Avenue” at the 2023 festival. Mady has also stage-managed shows such as “Gypsy,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Heathers.” She is excited to work at a play development festival like Durango PlayFest and to meet lots of new people along the way.

Caroline Mousner

Assistant Stage Manager (2022, 2023)

Caroline is a theatre major at FLC. In April 2023, she was the projection designer for FLC’s production of “Romeo & Juliet.” She will be an assistant stage manager at the 2023 Durango PlayFest. She is also a member of Durango Theatreworks where she was stage manager for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and prop master for “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Heathers.” She was the costume runner for “Native Voices,” technician for “The Nutcracker” by the Stale Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, and assistant stage manager for “Sweeney Todd.”

Intern Testimonial

“Getting to work with an incredibly dedicated group of people who love theatre made my summer so much fun. While you do have to be very flexible and willing to switch gears, seeing the festival come together at the end is so worth it. I loved meeting the talented actors, playwrights, and directors who came to my hometown. I’ve made so many good connections, which is definitely helpful since I plan to go into the acting industry someday.” 
-Cristina Jantz, Production Intern, PlayFest 2019